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Associate in Arts (University Transfer Program)


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Program Start Date: Any term
Minimum Program Length: 64 academic weeks; 4 terms day or online, 6 terms evening, 60-66 credits
Curriculum Code: 45600

Program Description

The associate in arts degree is designed for students whose goal is a four-year degree. The AA (associate in arts) program provides students the freshmen and sophomore years of a bachelor’s degree. Course requirements include mathematics, English, social sciences, humanities, fine arts and natural sciences to parallel the courses taken during the freshmen and sophomore years at a four-year college or university.

Professional Opportunities

The associate in arts degree requirements parallel the courses completed during the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in fields such as education, English, foreign language, history, journalism, business administration, business education, international studies, political science, geography, psychology, recreation, sociology, physical education, speech, fine arts and social work.

Unique Aspects

Most University Transfer courses are accepted at all South Carolina public colleges and universities and many private institutions. Course requirements for specific majors vary among four-year institutions; therefore, students should check degree requirements at their intended transfer institution before selecting courses. Students should meet with an SCC academic advisor to plan an academic schedule for their four-year degree goal. Students may earn an associate in arts degree completely online.

Requirements for Associate in Arts (AA)

Students are responsible for checking with the specific college or university to which they plan to transfer (and preferably with their target program within that institution) to determine the transferability of any course.

EEDA Career Cluster:

All 16 career clusters may apply.

Course Requirements


Total Credit Range: 60-66


Notes: Courses may only be used to fulfill one requirement. Refer to Course Descriptions for prerequisites.

Semester Display


First Semester


  • Credits: 1 (also offered online)
  • or

  • Credits: 3 (also offered online)
  •  

  • Credits: 3 (also offered online)
  • Mathematics General Education Course for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Mathematics General Education Section above).
  • Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Social/Behavorial Sciences General Education Section above).
  • Elective Courses for AA Credits: 3-4
    (Choose 1 course from the Elective Courses for AA Section above).
  • Elective Courses for AA Credits: 1-4 *
    (Choose 1 course from the Elective Courses for AA Section above).

Second Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • Humanities/Fine Arts General Education Course for AA/AS Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education Section above).
  • Elective Course for AA Credits: 3-4
    (Choose 1 course from the Elective Courses for AA Section above).
  • Elective Course for AA Credits: 3-4
    (Choose 1 course from the Elective Courses for AA Section above).
  • History General Education Course for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the History General Education for AA Section above).

Third Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Social Sciences, Behavorial Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Section above).
  • Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Section above).
  • Elective Courses for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Elective Courses for AA Section above).
  • Lab Science General Education Course for AA Credits: 4
    (Choose 1 course from the Lab Science General Education Course for AA Section above.)

Fourth Semester


  • Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Section above).
  • Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Section above).
  • Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Section above).
  • Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AA Section above).
  • Elective Course for AA Credits: 3-4
    (Choose 1 course from the Elective Courses for AA Section above).

Total Credit Range: 60-66


* Students must select courses that total 60-66 credits. This elective may be required to meet the minimum credit requirements of the program.

Specialized Advising

See the SCC Website (www.sccsc.edu) for more information on the specialized advising for the following programs. Students who intend to pursue these fields of study should request a specific advisor and meet with their advisor for a more detailed listing of course options.

American Sign Language
Business Administration
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Graphics Design
Information Management and Systems
Middle Level Education
Secondary Education
Special Education

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Write professionally/academically in response to a variety of texts and different audiences.
  2. Speak publicly, listen actively, and respond effectively.
  3. Access, retrieve, synthesize, and evaluate information.
  4. Apply quantitative, qualitative, and or scientific reasoning to solve problems.
  5. Explain social concepts and behaviors using fundamental theories and methods of analysis.
  6. Apply analytical methodologies and diverse perspectives to interpret key works in various disciplines.

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